St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club

Directors Notes -Fourth Edition Volume 1

A week ago today the SLSG MO Girls hosted its Annual Welcome Back Coaches Meeting in an effort to get our season started while hearing the same message and working in the same direction for our players.  Pech and I thank you all for joining us last Tuesday and once again showing your commitment. With just over 80% of our 91 teams represented at the meeting, it's obvious to us that we have an enthusiastic and engaged staff who are all contributing to the "team" vibe that can be felt in our MO Girls Division.

  "Clubs should provide players with 10,000 experiences, not just 10,000 hours of practice." a quote from Nick Cox of the FA in England, and also used in the meeting presentation to describe our "Person before Player" ideology, has obviously been met with wide acceptance from all of you based on your immediate feedback.  In just a few quick chats with those of you who came to the meeting it is comforting to know that we share the same reasons for coaching, or in other words, our "WHY" we do what we do for this club and that's "To teach, impact, and positively influence the lives of our youth through the game we love."  There is no question in my mind that if we continue to have this philosophy of teaching and coaching combined with a determined and focused effort to teach techniques, skills, and tactics, great performances will follow on and off the field and as a Club Staff, we will continue pushing towards our mission.  


I have included a link to the presentation from last weeks meeting, as always if you have questions please don't hesitate to reach out to the Directors.